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Table 3 The significance of inhalation, inflammatory, autoimmune and edema/hemorrhagic lung diseases regarding the associated CT chest findings

From: Centri-lobular pulmonary nodules on HRCT: incidence and approach for etiological diagnosis

HRCT findings/P value Inhalation Inflammatory Autoimmune Hemorrhage/EDEMA
Tree-in-bud 0.239 0.115 0.898 0.588
Ground glass 0.008** 1.000 0.581 0.430
Peri-lymphatic nodule 0.093 0.180 0.000** 0.067
Cavitation 0.316 0.300 0.573 0.784
Septal thickening 0.211 0.085 0.481 0.732
Bronchiectasis 0.804 0.005** 0.661 0.414
Bronchial wall thickening 0.036* 0.004** 0.886 0.346
Atelectasis 0.708 0.753 0.265 0.588
Air trapping 0.002** 0.780 0.732 0.481
Reticulations 0.207 0.279 0.105 0.430
Pleural effusion 0.390 0.553 0.628 0.814
Lymphadenopathy 0.979 0.557 0.905 0.534
  1. Chi-square test, P value > 0.05: Non significant (NS); P value < 0.05*: Significant (S); P value < 0.01**: highly significant (HS)